Dr. Madeleine M. Leininger Foundress, Transcultural Nursing Society, Leader in Human Care Theory and Research (July 13, 1925-August 10, 2012)
Transcultural Nursing was founded by Dr. Madeleine Leininger in the early 1970’s during her tenure as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Washington. The first courses in Transcultural Nursing were taught at this same school. Dr. Leininger “resettled” as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Utah, and founded the Transcultural Nursing Society in 1974 in Utah.
“That the culture care needs of people in the world will be met by nurses prepared in Transcultural Nursing.” M. Leininger
"Transcultural Nursing has been defined as a formal area of study and practice focused on comparative human care (caring) differences and similarities of the beliefs, values, and patterned lifeways of cultures to provide culturally congruent, meaningful, and beneficial health care to people." M. Leininger